Aspen Bibliography

Title

Chemical and mechanical pulping of aspen chunkwood, mature wood, and juvenile wood

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Tappi Journal

Volume

79

Issue

12

First Page

161

Last Page

167

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

Chunking is a comminution technol- ogy developed at the Forestry Sci- ences Laboratory in Houghton, MI, to enhance the economics and subse- quent utilization of harvesting small- diameter trees from noncommercial or poor-quality stands. Chunkwood, the product of chunking, has previ- ously been evaluated for fuel, forest road building, and flake products and as a lightweight aggregate for con- crete. The objective of this study was to explore the technical feasibility of using chunked small-diameter aspen, high in juvenile wood content, as a raw material for chemical and mechanical pulps.